This word answers to two different terms in the original, the one signifying a breach of the law, Romans 5:15,17, the other a stumbling-block or cause of sin to others, Matthew 5:29; 18:6-9; or whatever is perverted into an occasion or excuse for sin, Matthew 15:12; John 6:61; Romans 9:33; Galatians 5:11.
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'OFFENCE'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".